Terms and conditions

  • The application process is open and is industry wide.
  • Nominations are to be made using the official form.
  • Members are encouraged to nominate potential applicants for the Award.
  • Applicants must be employed full-time, at a supervisory/management level, in the provision of accommodation, food and beverage and other hospitality services within the United Kingdom. There is no age limitation.
  • Applications from those who would already qualify for membership will be offered the opportunity to apply to become a member.
  • Applicants must provide evidence in writing that appropriate time; mentoring and support will be given for the duration of the Award. If an applicant changes their occupation during the Award process, there will be a requirement for a new endorsement.
  • Applicants should be able to provide evidence of their own education, training and career achievements. Ideally, they should be looking towards a long future career in Hospitality services.
  • Only entries made through the official entry process will be accepted.
  • No handwritten entries will be accepted.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed or damaged in any way. Applicants for future reference must keep copies of entries, as correspondence cannot be returned.
  • The organisers reserve the right to use and publish any submitted entry material.
  • The panel’s decision at each stage of the assessment process is final and no correspondence will be entered into. General feedback on the applications will be provided. Where one of the panel members is known to any of the entrants for any reason he, or she, will stand out of any discussion about that application. This is to avoid any potential conflict of interest and ensure the integrity of the Award assessment process.
  • The Award is as set out on the website and is correct at the time of publishing. The opportunities will be available during the 12 months following the confirmation of the Award. However, should any opportunities become unavailable for any reason, the organisers reserve the right to vary or amend them to at least be equivalent or better? No cash alternatives are available.
  • Applicants enter and take part in the process at their own risk. The organisers disclaim all and any liability to the Award winner in respect of their participation in the activities of the Award.
  • The organisers waive any responsibility for any tax liability resulting from the Award.